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mike mike.smyth at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Jun 16 17:30:23 BST 2007

Hi Anthony

I am aware of this piece of kit and this improvised use of it - even 
used it this way many years ago.


Anthony caruso wrote:
> Mike, I don't have any access to the papers.  I would like to share with 
> you a concept that I use in stabilization.  It maybe help you or it may 
> not.  You may be familiar with a device called the (KED) kendrick 
> extrication device.  Normally, its used to immobilize patients that are 
> entrapped with suspected cervical spine injuries.  However, if you take 
> the unit and invert it to have the head portion pointing in the 
> direction of the feet.  Take the back portion and wrap it around the 
> pelvic area.  Use the void filler in between the legs.  Wrap it all 
> together using the belts and you have a nifty little device that's 
> quick, and requires little movement of the patient.  Also not to mention 
> it goes really well on a backboard.
> Like I said, this may help you or it may not, but happy trails.
> Sincerely,
> Anthony M. Caruso
> Paramedic/firefighter

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